Nelly's Grill and Pizzeria | Kanji Steakhouse | Good Karma Cafe | Birravino | Reyna's Mexican Restaurant

Nelly's Grill and Pizzeria Near Avalon West Long Branch: From Slices to Enchiladas

When the clock strikes 2 a.m. and you're craving something cheesy, head to Nelly's Grill and Pizzeria. After all, it's just a quick drive from Avalon West Long Branch. The eatery is open from 11 a.m. until 4 a.m. every single day, so it can take care of your pizza cravings no matter what hour they strike. The pizzeria even delivers slices right to your door—you just have to order a minimum of two.

The classic white pizza is a popular option, but Nelly's also dishes out slices and pies of stuffed meat pizza, buffalo or barbecue chicken pizza, and Hawaiian pizza. Customers really love the mozzarella sticks, saying they make for a great crispy-gooey side to any of the pizzas. Nelly's also offers a wide array of salads, sandwiches, and even gyros and wraps. Try the falafel wrap or hummus wrap if you don't eat meat. Burritos and tacos round out the eclectic menu.

Nelly's Grill and Pizzeria
589 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
(732) 923-1101

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Do Hibachi or Sushi at Kanji Steakhouse Near Avalon West Long Branch

Kanji Steakhouse offers two distinct Japanese dining experiences to its customers. Head to one side of the restaurant, and you can grab a front row seat to a hibachi show. Go to the other side, and you'll find sushi chefs crafting rolls from extremely fresh fish. Either way, you'll enjoy authentic Japanese fare at Kanji Steakhouse, which isn't far from Avalon West Long Branch.

If you decide on sushi, regulars have a couple of recommendations. Although practically everything the chefs whip up is creative and fresh, the Volcano and Crazy Friday rolls are two of the best specialties. Select from more traditional rolls if you come for the lunch special, which includes two or three of your choosing. If you opt for hibachi, you can choose from various meats, seafood, and veggies as your main course, and then watch while hibachi chefs sear it for you with flair.

Kanji Steakhouse
980 Shrewsbury Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
(732) 544-1600

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Good Karma Cafe Offers a Full Vegetarian and Vegan Menu Just a Short Trip From Avalon West Long Branch

Those who follow vegan or vegetarian diets are often limited when it comes to menu choices. That isn't the case at Good Karma Cafe, where the menu is loaded with sustainable, healthy, and flavorful food. All of the items here fall into the vegan or vegetarian category, and the choices are plentiful.

Make the short trip from Avalon West Long Branch to Good Karma Cafe, where even a Philly cheesesteak caters to the non-meat eaters. The sandwich is made with seitan, a vegan protein, in an effort to mimic the Philadelphia staple. The Indian Plate, Love Bowl, and the chocolate ganache cake are also popular menu items. Regardless of what you order, the portions are decently sized and the prices are affordable. Of course, anyone is welcome to dine here, and even those who typically eat meat have been known to rave about Good Karma Cafe in Red Bank. The place is cozy, but it's also a bit on the smaller side, so it may be hard to find a seat. If that's the case, you could always take your food to-go.

Good Karma Cafe
17 E. Front Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 450-8344

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Chefs Make Everything From Scratch at Red Bank's Birravino Near Avalon West Long Branch

You might know Red Bank's Birravino as Basil T's. Despite the fact that this local Italian restaurant recently re-branded, it still retains the same elements that made Basil T's so big among Red Bank diners. Conveniently located not far from Avalon West Long Branch, Birravino continues to dish out truly authentic Italian food, as evidenced by its more than 20 Open Table awards.

Chefs craft everything in-house according to original recipes, from sauces and dressings to mozzarella cheese. So it should come as no surprise that the recipes for its dishes are also original. Sample generations' worth of imagination in a dish like the pasta fagioli, the chicken parmigiana, or the Napoletana pizza. Just make sure you don't miss the wine list, which contains more than 400 bottles from all over Italy, or the beer list, which features seasonal craft brews.

Birravino
183 Riverside Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 842-8675

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Try the Steak and Pineapple Quesadilla at Reyna's Mexican Restaurant Near Avalon West Long Branch

At Reyna's Mexican Restaurant, quesadillas come stuffed with more than just your standard chicken and cheese. The popular steak and pineapple quesadilla seamlessly blends both sweet and savory ingredients for a truly unique eat. Sauteed steak and bacon mingle with bits of pineapple, and they're all stuffed between two tortillas with the typical onions, peppers, and gooey cheese. According to customers, the pineapple quesadilla is a must-order if you decide to dine at Reyna's Mexican Restaurant.

However, you do have plenty of other options. The portabella quesadillas forgoes meat all together for sweet red peppers, spinach, and mushrooms, and the barbecue ribs stray even further from Mexican tradition—although even they're served with rice and beans. If you like seafood, try the fish tacos or shrimp in white wine cilantro sauce. You can also grab a chimichanga, enchiladas, burritos, flautas, tacos, or an "hamburguesa," if you prefer. Order a pitcher of sangria to wash down your meal or bring your own bottle of wine or tequila for mixing with the house's margarita blend before making the short trip back home to Avalon West Long Branch.

Reyna's Mexican Restaurant
4057 Asbury Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
(732) 922-2011

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